fumes


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fume

 (fyo͞om)
n.
1. Vapor, gas, or smoke, especially if irritating, harmful, or strong.
2. A strong or acrid odor.
3. A state of resentment or vexation.
v. fumed, fum·ing, fumes
v.tr.
1. To subject to or treat with fumes.
2. To give off in or as if in fumes.
v.intr.
1. To emit fumes.
2. To rise in fumes.
3. To feel or show resentment or vexation.

[Middle English, from Old French fum, from Latin fūmus.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste productsfumes - gases ejected from an engine as waste products
waste, waste material, waste matter, waste product - any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; "they collect the waste once a week"; "much of the waste material is carried off in the sewers"
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Translations
výpary
røg
kaasut
isparavanja
煙霧
연기
ångor
ควันพิษ
khói

fumes

plDämpfe pl; (of car)Abgase pl; petrol (Brit) or gas (US) fumesBenzindämpfe pl; to run on fumes (fig inf)auf dem Zahnfleisch gehen (inf)

fumes

[fjuːmz] nplesalazioni fpl, vapori mpl

fumes

أَبْخِرَة výpary røg Abgase αναθυμιάσεις gases kaasut émanations isparavanja esalazioni 煙霧 연기 dampen røyk opary fumaça, gases испарения ångor ควันพิษ duman khói 烟雾

fumes

n., pl. vapores.

fumes

npl humo (frec. pl), vapores mpl
References in classic literature ?
My brethren, will ye suffocate in the fumes of their maws and appetites
The smoke of forest fires hangs low over the surrounding landscape, its acrid fumes smarting the eyes of a little party of six who stand waiting the coming of the train that is to bear them away toward the south.
Sir Francis, who was familiar with the effects of the intoxication produced by the fumes of hemp, reassured his companions on her account.
For a minute, alcoholic fumes kept the captain speechless.
Beef and venison, humps and haunches, buffalo tongues and marrow-bones, were constantly cooking at every fire; and the whole atmosphere was redolent with the savory fumes of roast meat.
When they had forced a goblet of the fiery liquid upon him, Peter of Colfax regained his lost nerve enough so that he could raise his sword arm and defend himself; and as the fumes circulated through him, and the primal instinct of self-preservation asserted itself, he put up a more and more creditable fight, until those who watched thought that he might indeed have a chance to vanquish the Outlaw of Torn.
On the death of his father, Ralph Nickleby, who had been some time before placed in a mercantile house in London, applied himself passionately to his old pursuit of money-getting, in which he speedily became so buried and absorbed, that he quite forgot his brother for many years; and if, at times, a recollection of his old playfellow broke upon him through the haze in which he lived--for gold conjures up a mist about a man, more destructive of all his old senses and lulling to his feelings than the fumes of charcoal--it brought along with it a companion thought, that if they were intimate he would want to borrow money of him.
The potent fluids of McGary were disquieted and they sent new fumes to his head.
It may be, Plato's great year, if the world should last so long, would have some effect; not in renewing the state of like individuals (for that is the fume of those, that conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below, than indeed they have), but in gross.
MONKEYS were forced to breathe fumes from a new Volkswagen in rigged research to make people think diesel vehicles had become greener.
Choked-up roads are so bad for our health WE have got rid of smoking chimneys and dense fog and replaced them with deadly traffic fumes - our town with its ring road and all approaching roads suffering from toxic fumes breaching the clean air act.
The fumes are now collected by a flexible arm so there is more space to work and move around in, and fumes are externally disposed of.